Jones Day.
Jones Day.

Jones Day. - Reviews

3 Star Rating     4 reviews 
Main Office:

North Point, 901 Lakeside Avenue | Cleveland | OH | 44114

Phone: 216-586-3939 | Fax: 216-579-0212

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"Arrogant, inflexible and insults their own clients on work calls"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

Advice to law firm management: Take a serious look at how your people engage in transactions. Jones Day should be an asset and work to complete transactions instead of insulting clients and preventing deals from getting done.

Pros: Haven's seen anything compelling

Cons: I have worked with quite a number of large law firms on M&A transactions over my career. I have never experienced anything like Jones Day. They consistently are the largest obstacle in completing the transaction. They are absolutely incapable of coming up with or responding to alternative ideas to work around the challenges they present. They take hard line positions and when confronted by actual law showing that they are incorrect, they show no humility, cannot seem to apologize for repeatedly getting things wrong, and seem do do nothing well beyond driving up billable hours. Quite possibly the worst behavior I have witnessed from their attorneys is actually disparaging their own client on calls with opposing counsel (saying that the client doesn't know what they are doing). These folks are the absolute worst.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Aarthi Belani, arrogant, insufferable, and incapable of negotiation. Lori Hellkamp, arrogant, frequently incorrect on matters of law, insults her own clients on conference calls

Favorite Things About this Firm: I got nothing

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time
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"Typical ""Big Law"" Experience, Mostly"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Dec 16, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I'm aware the size of the firm means it has to operate in a certain way, but people should be treated more like individuals and less like cogs in a machine. People have to have time to recharge and have to be motivated by the realistic chance of promotion, and they also like to see their ideas for change put into motion.

Pros: Most staff and many attorneys are pleasant to work with. Job security is not much of a concern, nor is staying busy. Some perks are pretty good.

Cons: Few people are concerned with helping their subordinates maintain an appropriate work-life balance. Advancement can be difficult. Things are kind of slow to change in general.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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"Highly Reputable"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Provide more opportunities for advancement within the firm. Show your workers that you value their hard work. Find ways to make the environment less stressful.

Pros: The firm has a high national reputation. The lawyers are some of the best in the industry. I enjoyed all the people I worked here. It is an enjoyable place to work at. The work was challenging at times.

Cons: It is hard to get a promotion at this firm, so don't expect to grow a career out of this. Expect to work a lot of long hours and dealing with stress.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee
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"Is it worth working here for the big name?"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Jun 05, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Advice: The upper management really needs to listen to their staff and employees and not disregard them for having even the slightest of difference in opinion.

Pros: Is it worth working here for the big name?

Cons: If you're looking to have a life, look elsewhere. If you're looking to advance and grow, keep searching. The management here takes no advice or concern for their staff members. I tend to be a shier person; If you're more on the quiet side, you're considered an "outsider" and are shamed and penalized for it. The long grueling hours with subpar benefits don't help their case either.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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